Regional Office of Education #13

Serving Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties

Matt Renaud, Regional Superintendent
Regional Office of Education #13


Teaching About the Asian American Experience

About the TEAACH Act
The Teaching Equitable Asian American History Act or TEAACH Act (HB 376), requires that a unit of Asian American history be taught in K-12 public schools in Illinois. The TEAACH Act was signed into law in July 2021, making Illinois the first state in the country to pass a law of its kind. The mandate will go into effect in the 2022-2023 school year.

Dates: February 8, 2023 for Grades K-5
    February 15, 2023 for Grades 6-12
Location:   Virtual! Participants will receive a link to join the presentation.
Time:   2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (on both dates)
Fee:   Free for Everyone!
Credit:   Two Professional Development Credits
Presenters:   TEAACH Coalition Partners

To prepare educators to include Asian American history, stories, and voices into the curriculum, this professional development workshop will model a lesson excerpt to K-12 educators that centers Asian American themes and teaching resources. In addition, attendees will learn about:

  • Why teaching about the Asian American experience is important
  • Diversity of the Asian American community nationally and in Illinois
  • Anti-Asian stereotypes throughout history and today
  • Asian Americans fighting for racial justice with other communities of color
  • Asian American Education Resource Database, a lesson and resource database
    Register for Grades K-5, February 8, 2023
    View Class List for February 8, 2023
    Register for Grades 6-12, February 15, 2023
    View Class List for February 15, 2023

Clinton County
930 B Fairfax, Carlyle, IL
Phone: 618-594-2432
Fax: 618-594-7192
Hours 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00

Jefferson County
1710 Broadway,
Mt. Vernon 62864
Phone: 618-244-8040
Fax: 618-241-7868
Hours 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00

Marion County
1475 West Whittaker Street, Salem IL 62881
Phone: 618-548-3885
Hours 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00